Obama Embraces Role of Indispensable U.S. in Syria Strike

From war to Ebola to climate change, President Barack Obama is embracing the role of the U.S. as the indispensable nation -- a stance he might have shrunk from at the start of his presidency. The military strikes against Islamic State positions in...

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Bringing the Fight Back Home: Western Foreign Fighters in Iraq and Syria

“Bringing the Fight Back Home” argues that the changing dynamics on the ground in Iraq are accelerating the urgency of the threat from the approximately 3,000 foreign fighters with Western passports, including the over 100 Americans. These...

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September 24, 2014

Beyond Looking East: Greater Indian Involvement in Maritime East Asia

The recent trip to India by Xi Jinping, the President of China, seemed to effectively offset the impression of strong India-Japan ties that was demonstrated during Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan several weeks prior. The new Indian Prime Minister invited Xi to his hometown in Gujarat on 17 September, and held a summit meeting in New Delhi next day. His...

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Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Responsible Defense Program LTG David Barno, USA (Ret.) appears on "Defense News with Vago Muradian" to share his thoughts on President Obama's new strategy to counter Islamic militants.